738 Search Results for gilbert melendez

Nov 19, 2014 9:10 am

Nate Cool At #2 During Potential Melendez Title Reign

With the return of Nate Diaz on the horizon, many are wondering what Diaz will do if his teammate Gilbert Melendez defeats Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title next month. Diaz answered the question on everyone’s mind on Chael Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast recently. “I’m completely content with Gilbert being No. 1 and me being...

Oct 2, 2014 4:45 am

Pettis Promising 1st Round KO Of Melendez

“The fans can expect me finishing this fight in the first round. I’ve been out for a year and I’m excited to be back. I’m healthy, ready to fight and, unfortunately, Melendez will be my first opponent after my return. I say unfortunately because I’m sure that I won’t need more than one round. I...

Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm

PHOTOS | Hendricks-Lawler, Pettis-Melendez Staredowns

Earlier today the UFC held their UFC 181 Tickets on-sale press conference with headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Enjoy the staredowns from this event, which takes place December 6th.

Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

UFC 181 Press Conference Today At 2 PT With Weidman, Belfort, Pettis, And Melendez

Today the UFC has invited fans to their UFC 181 press conference and Q&A with Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. Weidman was supposed to fight Belfort at UFC 181, but a hand fracture has forced him out of the bout. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez will still serve as the co-main...

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 10, 2014 5:10 am

Melendez: ‘Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva Is A Win Win’

“There’s not too many times in the sport where everyone is a winner, and the fans, by far, are the winners. Nick’s a winner in this situation. I think this is a great fight for him to come back to and a fight that he’s wanted. He’s fighting one of the greatest of all time,...

Sep 5, 2014 9:55 am

“Showtime” Signs Melendez Contract – ‘Ready to silence the critics’

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has just signed his bout agreement to face Gilbert Melendez. The two top 155’ers will square off on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Caption: Signing my fight contract for December 6th… Time to silence the critics!!! #teampettis #tuf20 #hihaters #bethedntmakeitoutthe1st

Jul 21, 2014 9:24 pm

Anthony Pettis Reveals Date For Melendez Bout

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Showtime Pettis announced the date for his bout against Gilbert Melendez on The MMA Hour today. The bout will take place on December 6th, however Pettis doesn’t know what event it will be at, or even if he will be headlining the card. The possible event for that day would be...

Jul 2, 2014 3:38 pm

Pettis Unveils Plan To Win TUF 20 Against Melendez

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis spoke to MMAFighting.com about his upcoming coaching stint on TUF 20 against Gilbert Melendez which will ultimately see the winner crowned as the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “These girls, whoever wins the show is going to be the champion of their division, so to get to see that process happen in...

Jun 17, 2014 4:03 pm

Melendez Wants To Fight In Mexico

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez is getting ready to coach season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Anthony Pettis, who Melendez will be fighting at the end of the show. However he is already looking past that to future events, that he hopes can possibly take place in Mexico. Melendez joined MMAJunkie Radio to talk about...

Apr 3, 2014 10:57 am

Anthony Pettis: ‘My Striking Is Better Than Melendez”

“He is a good opponent but he won’t fight against me like he did against Diego Sanchez. I’m going for the knockout or the submission. I won my last three fights in the first round and I’m coming to win. Melendez has what it needs to be at the top of division, he is there...

Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

Pettis vs. Melendez confirmed for end of year event

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis officially has an opponent set for his first title defense, Gilbert Melendez who will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20 will step in the cage with Pettis in the UFC’s year end event which is likely to be on December 27th at UFC 182, however this has...

Mar 18, 2014 6:23 pm

Showtime Pettis: I’m going to knock out Melendez and then shut up Diaz

During a Q&A session this past Friday prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 171 in Dallas, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was asked how he plans to defeat his next opponent Gilbert Melendez: “I’m not going to take him down,” stated Pettis. “I’m probably going to knock him out.” Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will...

Mar 2, 2014 9:46 pm

Bellator Boss On Losing Melendez To The UFC

“Being part of the Viacom family and having Spike as a legitimate partner, we can offer things to fighters like we’ve done with (Rampage) in terms of the theatrical stuff and the reality programming he’s done. We offered some of those things to Gil. There was no way they could match the deal without giving...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 6:20 am

Melendez Stays!! Booked To Coach TUF Opposite Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced last night that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...

Nov 8, 2013 11:04 am

Melendez Open For ‘Easy Money’ Rematch Against ‘Delusional’ Sanchez

“I feel like he got hit a lot. If he’s saying it was a draw I think he’s a little delusional. You gotta say what you gotta say when you lose to keep yourself in the right mentality and feel like you’re still relevant, to campaign for yourself. I could have went two more rounds....

Oct 21, 2013 11:48 am

Melendez Steals Contender Slot From T.J. Grant With UFC 166 Performance

Few fights have ever, or will ever live up to what was UFC 166’s Melendez vs. Sanchez fight. The two lightweight fighters threw down for 15-minutes straight until the eventual winner, Gilbert Melendez, got his hand raised. UFC President Dana White is putting Melendez right back up in the contender chair and as he told...